Borneo is an extremely family-friendly destination with a host of wildlife and adventure activities to suit all ages. Visit a traditional cultural village where the children can learn all about Borneo heritage and even test their blow pipe skills and take a rafting trip on the Kiulu River, a great option for beginners. Enjoy river cruises on the Kinabatangan River to observe the abundant wildlife along the riverbanks. And no trip to Borneo would be complete without a visit to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre to see the important work they are doing there and watch the orangutans at their feeding – keep a close eye on the wily macaques trying to steal their lunch! Finally the holiday ends with time at a luxurious beach resort which offers an array of leisure activities to enjoy so you can relax as a family.
***Price is based on a family of 4 made up of 2 adults and 2 children (aged 11 or under).
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Land Kota Kinabalu and drive to the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort (one Mountain View room). Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort
This morning drive to the Mari Mari Cultural Village, a great way for children and adults alike to get involved with and learn a little about traditional Borneo culture. (B,L)
Today drive out into the countryside to the Kiulu River. Enjoy a gentle rafting experience through rural Borneo, this is suitable for all the family. Enjoy lunch on the riverbank before returning to the city for the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. (B,L)
This morning return to the airport and take the short flight across to Sandakan. Land and drive to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for the morning feeding. Observe them at their feeding stations in the rainforest and at the nursery (if open). Continue to visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) which rescues captured sun bears and is involved in their conservation, welfare rehabilitation and education. Enjoy lunch in the Sepilok area before taking a boat cruise to the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary - there are plenty of opportunities to spot the resident wildlife so keep an eye out! Transfer further upriver to Sukau and the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Late afternoon enjoy a wildlife river cruise to search for the resident riverside residents. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight (two rooms). (B,L,D)
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
This morning wake up to the calls of nature and enjoy breakfast before transferring downriver to Abai Jungle Lodge. Enjoy time at leisure until late afternoon when you take a river cruise in search of the wildlife. After dinner take a short night cruise to witness the spectacle of the fire flies lit up like a Christmas tree (two rooms). (B,L,D)
Abai Jungle Lodge
Early morning, enjoy a river cruise for birdwatching at the Pitas Lake. Return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy time at leisure. Late morning there is the option to join the tree planting project: a short village tour, tree planting and a simple lunch with some of the Abai villagers. Return to the lodge, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure until a final late afternoon river cruise. (B,L,D)
Abai Jungle Lodge
This morning transfer through the mangrove forest and the Sulu Sea to Sandakan. Arrive and drive to Sepilok and the new MY Nature Resort. The afternoon is free to visit Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for the afternoon feeding. (B/D)
MY Nature Resort
Today is free to explore the area or simply relax - why not visit the nearby Rainforest Discovery Centre? (B/D)
This morning return to Sandakan airport and fly to Kota Kinabalu. Land and drive to the Rasa Ria Resort (one Superior Rainforest room). (B)
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Day at leisure, the resort's 64-acre nature reserve is available for visits. (B)
Day at leisure, the resort has a vast array of activities available including watersports. (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)
13 day tour, from £2098 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur
- Domestic flights in Borneo
- All airport taxes & security charges
- Accommodation as stated on a bed and breakfast basis
- Meals as specified (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Private airport transfers in Kota Kinabalu/shared excursions, boat transfers and river cruises elsewhere
- All touring with English-speaking guides and drivers
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Any meals not mentioned
The advertised 'from' price of this family holiday is based on a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 11 or under). This price includes all applicable child discounts. The itinerary reflects the number of rooms in each location.
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